ASTM D1793 - 92(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Water Spotting of Emulsion Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D1793 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method measures the ability of a floor polish to resist spotting by water. This test method may be used to measure the extent of damage by a large amount of water or in a separate method to measure the amount of damage by a small amount of water that has evaporated to dryness. Reference polishes should be used for comparison.

    Note 1—The test method may induce slight whitening, color change, noticeable change in appearance, including removal of the film, which is caused by contact with water.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of water spotting resistance of water emulsion floor polishes. The test method approximates the actual conditions of water spotting encountered in service.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1436 Test Methods for Application of Emulsion Floor Polishes to Substrates for Testing Purposes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry); 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131802(Floor finishes or polishes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1793-92R08

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